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BRYCE HARPER VISITED STITCHED BOUTIQUE FOR HIS WEDDING FASHIONS

Bryce Harper has turned to Stitched at The Cosmopolitan is Las Vegas, to design his wedding day threads. The men’s boutique features custom clothing, curated ready-to-wear styles and an eclectic range of accessories. The company will dress the Washington Nationals outfielder and his wedding party for the big day. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal shared: Harper and his wedding...
Via A Glam Slam
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Denard Span hoping his option is picked up

Nationals center fielder Denard Span told Bill Ladson of MLB.com that he "would be surprised if [my option] wasn't picked up. You just never know." He expects to hear after the World Series and made it clear that he wants to return to the Nationals.#456749724 / gettyimages.comSpan, 30, had an excellent regular season at the plate, slashing .302/.355/.416 (OPS+ 113...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche wants to finish his career with the Nationals

Free agent-to-be Adam LaRoche would like to finish his career with the Nationals, as Chase Hughes of Nats Insider details. It isn’t likely to happen, though, as the Nationals are likely to move Ryan Zimmerman to first base on a full-time basis while Anthony Rendon will be a permanent fixture at third base, Zimmerman’s old position. LaRoche, who turns 35 in November, wrapped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Adam LaRoche wants to end career in Washington

The Washington Nationals won 96 games in 2014 and ran away with the National League East, but their season ended with a disappointing four-game loss to the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. At ninth in the Major Leagues in runs scored and first in ERA, the Nationals don't appear to need many changes in the off season. One change could be at first base. Although Adam LaRoche...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Washington hopes to extend Ian Desmond to long term deal

Ian Desmond is a rock for the Washington Nationals at shortstop.  He not only is an all-star and two time Silver Slugger, but he is an exceptional defender.  The shortstop is the captain of the infield and Desmond has surely taken on that role.  With him entering the final season of his contract in 2015, the Nationals hope to lock him up to a long-term deal this offseason. #456653116...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Nationals to decline option on Adam LaRoche

It has been rumored that Washington Nationals will decline the $15 million option on Adam LaRoche’s contract. The Nationals will likely opt to buy out his contract for $2 million. The plan for Washington is to move Ryan Zimmerman over to first base due to the trouble he’s had at third base. Despite the fielding and injury troubles Zimmerman has had, he’s younger, just getting...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Span hoping Nationals pick up option

Nationals center fielder Denard Span is still waiting for the Nationals to pick up his option for 2015, worth $9 million. He said his agent informed him that the team could wait until after the World Series to pick up the option. "I still haven't heard anything yet. I don't know what's going to happen to be honest with you," Span said on the telephone. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Washington not expected to pickup Rafael Soriano's option

Following a very difficult end to his 2014 season, Washington Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano may have to find a new team. James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will most likely decline the team option they have on Soriano and move Drew Storenback into the closer's role, where he served in 2011.#455881782 / gettyimages.comSoriano had an excellent...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: 2014 isportsweb awards

Bryce Harper Although the Washington Nationals disappointed both themselves and fans in the postseason series against the Giants, the NL East Champions had a pretty impressive regular season. Here are some of the players that made 2014 a standout year for the Washington Nationals. Pitcher of the year: Jordan Zimmermann This award could not go to any other pitcher this season. Jordan...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Could Nats add Bob Miller to front office?

The Nationals are looking to add former Cincinnati Reds executive Bob Miller to their front office, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Miller and Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo both worked for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the early 2000's.Miller would presumably take over salary arbitration cases and other contractual matters that were handled by former assistant...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Man trying to send 6-year-old Royals fan with cancer to WS game in KC

On Wednesday night, the Royals and Giants will take the field at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City to square off in Game 2 of the World Series. With a little luck — and the help of a concerned friend — a 6-year-old boy battling cancer will be there too, cheering on the home team from the stands. Ryan Zimmerman, a freelance writer in Kansas, has launched an online campaign to raise...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking All 40 of the 2014 Washington Nationals

We were going to do a Winners & Losers-style post for the NL East champs, but I think this is a little more inclusive. There’s not much rhyme or reason to it, other than ranking the players based on who made the most positive impact this year. Enjoy. 40. Taylor Jordan — Was a member of the Opening Day rotation (filling in for Doug Fister), then went 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA in...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper to marry Kayla Varner in January

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and Ohio State soccer player Kayla Varner are planning two weddings for Jan. 2-3 in southern California. They will be married in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ceremony on Jan. 2 and follow with a traditional wedding on Jan. 3. Harper, who turns 22 on Wednesday, spent three hours going through the measuring process at Stitched...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper and girlfriend getting married in January

Bryce Harper will have a busy and happy offseason with girlfriend Kayla Varner. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the two are getting married in January in Southern California. Harper and Varner will be married Jan. 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have a ceremony afterwards. They will have a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Washington's 2B options

Despite having the league's best record and probably the best pitching staff in the league, the Washington Nationals season ended last week with a loss in the NLDS to the San Francisco Giants. As they begin planning their offseason, the club has a few options and issues to address. Probably the top issue for the Nationals is figuring out who starts at second base.#456818142 ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals assistant GM announces he is leaving the organization

Three days after the Nationals’ season ended, assistant general manager Bryan Minniti announced in an e-mail to counterparts and friends that he is leaving the organization after five years. The move is surprising, as the Nationals’ front office wasn’t expected to undergo any changes after an early playoff exit. Minniti joined the Nationals in 2009 as an assistant general...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: MLB Rules In Favor of Nationals in Rights Fees’ Dispute With MASN

Photo Credit: dryicons.com On Friday, the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore reported that a Major League Baseball arbitration panel awarded the Washington Nationals an amount just short of $300M in rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). This amount would cover a “reset” period from 2012-2016. The network and the Baltimore Orioles (the organization that controls...
Via DC Sports-Kings
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche accepts that he must step aside to make room for Ryan Zimmerman

For so many reasons, Adam LaRoche wants to stay. He adores his Washington Nationals teammates. He believes the team that was — in his words — “terrible” when he arrived will win into the foreseeable future. He sees people in Nationals caps around his home in McLean, and when he first came here he never saw Curly W’s even in the District, and it means something to him that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Bryce Harper's NLDS Game 4 home run into McCovey Cove one more time (Video)

Might as well watch Bryce Harper's game-tying home run from Game 4 splash down in McCovey Cove one more time. Not that it mattered, but for a few minutes there, it felt like the series was turning. It wasn't meant to be. Splash: Dive! (Screencaps via MLB.com video)
Via Nationals Enquirer
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Just How Bad was Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche this Post Season?

BTS Worst Players of Week- Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche of the Nationals By BTS Team, The Washington Nationals stormed their way into the playoffs separating themselves far from the rest of the pack in the NL East. Part of their success came from their right fielder Jayson Werth and their first baseman Adam LaRoche. Both players combined for 42 homeruns, 174 RBI’s and 158 Runs...
Via Beyond The Spread
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman was ‘hurt enough not to play’ in the NLDS

In the end, Ryan Zimmerman’s right hamstring and the circumstances of the series never gave him a chance to make a major impact on the NLDS. Zimmerman worked for two months to return on the early side, so he could join the Nationals for the playoffs. His hamstring never reached a point where the Nationals could insert him into the lineup over a healthy starter. “Hurt enough...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Federal Reserve: Regular Season Send Off

After this post, the Federal Reserve will cease weekly updates until pitchers and catchers report in February. To this point, every nuance of the Washington Nationals farm system has been recapped in some form, most notably our Minor League All-Star Team and the Players of the Year. For those who follow the minors, now is the time of the year to scrutinize Arizona Fall League performances...
Via The Nats Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What was Matt Williams thinking?

As you’ve probably heard by now, Matt Williams had a bad seventh inning last night. Dave Cameron took Williams’ bullpen maneuvers apart nicely in his Just a Bit Outside column at Fox Sports. At the risk of putting words in his mouth, he said that Williams leaving Matt Thornton in the game to face Buster […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper quiets doubters with strong NLDS performance

The Washington Nationals fell to the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the National League Division Series, giving us all the NLCS matchup that we collectively dreaded. There were a multitude of factors that led to the ousting of the Nats from the postseason. The bats fell silent, Matt Williams was a disaster, etc. One of those reasons was not Bryce Harper. There were multiple...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hits home run, talks smack to Hunter Strickland in elimination loss (videos)

Bryce Harper showed that so long as he stays healthy and the Washington Nationals continue to put pieces around him, the 21-year-old could prove to be a postseason offensive force to be reckoned with for years to come. Harper hit a mammoth solo home run into McCovey Cove off San Francisco Giants reliever Rod Strickland […] The post Bryce Harper hits home run, talks smack to Hunter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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